Written by Julie

How do I choose a water pump?

Water pumps are available in all shapes and sizes. For example, you have a submersible pump, rainwater pump or a sprinkler pump. The question you might ask is: which garden pump fits my drainage or watering job? In this article I tell you in which situation you need a certain water pump.

I want to spray my garden with rainwater

Irrigation pump

Watering pump / irrigation pump

  • In combination with a sprinkler or brook, suitable for watering the garden.
  • Put this pump in a dry place.
  • Suitable for rainwater from a rain barrel, well or reservoir.
  • Whether or not suitable for (highly) polluted water per product.
Rain barrel pump

Rain barrel pump

  • In combination with a sprinkler or brook, suitable for watering the garden.
  • Put this pump in a wet place, in this case in the rain barrel. Look in the manual for the maximum immersion depth and other safety information.
  • Especially suitable for water from the rain barrel.
Water pump

Hydrophore pump / rainwater pump

  • In combination with a sprinkler or brook, suitable for watering the garden.
  • Also suitable for rainwater supply in the home (flushing the toilet with rainwater, for example).
  • Put this pump in a dry place.
  • Suitable for rainwater from rain barrel, well or reservoir.

I want to drain my living space or pond

Submersible pump

Submersible pump

  • Suitable for draining a flooded basement, room or pumping out a pond.
  • This pump will put you in a wet place, for example in your flooded cellar. Look in the manual for the maximum immersion depth and other safety information.
  • Suitable or not suitable for contaminated water per product.

I want to increase the water pressure in the pipes

Water pump

Hydrophore pump / rainwater pump

  • Suitable for keeping the water pipe on pressure.
  • Put this pump in a dry place.
  • Also suitable for rainwater supply in the house (flushing the toilet with rainwater, for example).
  • Suitable for rainwater from well or reservoir.

I want to flush my toilet with rainwater

Water pump

Hydrophore pump / rainwater pump

  • Suitable for rainwater supply in the house (flushing the toilet with rainwater, for example).
  • Also suitable for maintaining pressure on the water pipe.
  • Put this pump in a dry place.
  • Suitable for rainwater from well or reservoir.

I want to drain a small amount of water

Conversion pump

Conversion pump

  • Suitable for pumping away small amounts of water, for example from the aquarium.
  • Use in combination with a drill.

General advice

Substances that you are not allowed to pump

Not all substances can be pumped. Substances that you are not allowed to pump are: salt water, aggressive and highly flammable substances or foodstuffs. Look in the manual for more information about substances that can not be pumped with your specific pump.

Julie
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